The Barrow Way Walk is the first event organised by a strategic partnership between Waterways Ireland, Get Ireland Walking, Sport Ireland and Carlow, Kildare and Laois Local Sports Partnerships.
As part of European Week of Sport “Choose your County, Choose your Distance” Barrow Way Walk will take place on 29th September across the Counties of Kildare, Laois & Carlow.
The Barrow river begins in the Slieve Bloom Mountain and is part of the Three Sisters. It is the second longest river in Ireland and is a popular swimming location in Summer months.
The river passes through towns, Portarlington, Monasterevin, Athy, Carlow/Graiguecullen, Graiguenamanagh, and New Ross.
The walk consists of 4 stages, spread out over 113km, and by breaking it down into stages you can enjoy one of Ireland’s most beautiful walks.
In order to accommodate all levels of fitness, mobility and time constraints, there are approximately 5km / 10km / 18km routes available within each county.
The advantage of these walks is that each route has a meeting point and time where a bus will collect participants and ferry them to the start point of their respective walk.
Each person then simply walks back to their car, at their own pace with a walk leader, first aid support and sweeper on every route. There will also be a hydration station present before and after the walks to encourage a ‘leave no trace’ practice – NB there will be no plastic bottles available at any of the events.
Further to this, each registered participant will be given a draw-string bag with some goodies provide by the Local Sports Partnerships.
Due to this, the bus service and the provision of tea/coffee after the event it is essential that each participant registers on www.barrowwaywalk.ie before the event as non-registered participants may not be catered for.
For more information on this event please see Carlow / Laois / Kildare Sports Partnerships’ social media platforms or visit: www.barrowwaywalk.ie